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Trapani

Welcome to Trapani, the western tip of Sicily. Trapani, also known as the City of Salt and Sail, a city bathed by the sea and caressed by the wind. Ancient city that fascinates for its old town and its traditions, beginning with the Procession of Mysteries of the Holy Friday, which passionate and attracts each year a very large number of visitors from all over the world, continuing with the cultivation of salt, to finish with coral processing.
Trapani is also known for the ancient and suggestive medieval village that overlooks it: Erice, making it one of the most sought after destinations by tourists.

Trapani and surroundings

The Beaches

The summer season in Trapani opens very soon, the beaches begin to populate already from the end of May and then greet good weather and hot temperatures in September.
From the beach of San Liberale, near Ligny Tower, to the beautiful coves along the coast that connects Trapani to San Vito lo Capo for rock lovers, passing through the beaches at the beach along the promenade Dante Alighieri.

The Procession of Mysteries - Good friday

It is replicated every year and great is the waiting in Trapani for the Holy Friday. The procession of the Mysteries, one of the most centuries of processions depicting the passion and death of Christ, is the scene of the procession, the main characters of which are the 18 sculptural groups plus 2 holy statues, made of wood, canvas and glue between the XVII and XVIII century by artisan masters trapanesi.The procession of Good Friday continues for about 24 hours on the streets of the city, accompanied by funeral marches performed by bands.

Erice

The charming medieval village

Ancient medieval village overlooking the town of Trapani, a marvelous terrace overlooking the sea with an equally wonderful backdrop of the Egadi Islands, which is the cornerstone of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. What distinguishes him is certainly the Cyclopsic Walls of the Phoenician Punic Period, the XII-XIII century Norman castle built on the ruins of the Roman Temple of Venus from which it is named and the castle and the medieval burial towers.

Egadi islands

A paradise in the sea

A few miles from Trapani, the three jewels of the Egadi archipelago: Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo, three islands of unparalleled beauty. An expanse of unspoilt waters, with Caribbean colors that preserve a multifaceted and colorful flora and fauna, thanks to which the largest Protected Marine Area in Europe was set up. Islands full of colors, scents and traditions. Favignana is famous for its tuna, for the production and conservation of tuna. Levanzo, famous for the Cave of Genovese, dating to the neo-Paleolithic age and known for its graffiti and wall paintings. Marettimo, a destination for excursions and dives in its fascinating caves.

Segesta

Archaeological park

It was called Segesta, an ancient city, no longer inhabited, founded by Elimi and located in the northwestern part of Sicily, in the province of Trapani. The old town rises on Monte Barbaro, in the municipality of Calatafimi Segesta, about 15 km from Alcamo and Castellammare del Golfo.
Of particular beauty in the archaeological park are the temple, Doric style, and the theater, partially excavated in the rock of the hill.

San Vito Lo Capo

It is located on the western coast of Sicily, on the peninsula of the same name that ends with Capo San Vito, with the west of the Gulf of Macari and east of the Zingaro Reserve and the Gulf of Castellammare. There is a golden sand beach three kilometers long

Riserva delle Saline

The natural reserve of Saline Trapani and Paceco is a Sicilian Regional Nature Reserve established in 1995, covering almost 1000 hectares in the territory of the municipalities of Trapani and Paceco. [1] The reserve, in which the ancient salt extraction is carried out, is an important wetland area that protects many migratory bird species. It is managed by WWF Italia.